Fierce and Lovely

Fierce and Lovely

Beth Bruno and her teen daughters chat about becoming young women in today's culture. Aimed at Christian moms and their girls, they cover heavy topics and light hearted Gen Z trends. Both educational and encouraging, being fierce and lovely requires a community of sisters willing to live life out loud.

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November 26, 2020 11 min
Moms often bemoan their daughter's low self-esteem and ask for recommendations of good Christian books to help her. What Beth and her daughter, Sophie, have found is that God can use cultural trends and YouTubers to accomplish his mission as much as anything. In this episode: How Sophie's self-esteem grew because of Yes Theory.
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As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of 2020, Beth and Ella talk about the thing that has helped Ella come alive again and how to name the many small things that would not have happened without the pandemic. How can you carve out space to come alive? What can you be grateful for because of 2020?
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In this episode, Beth shares a snippet of her interview with Alexandra Kuykendall, author, speaker, and host of the Open Door Sisterhood Podcast. Alexandra shares the reality that we never know how lonely someone is in a crowd of people and Sophie opens up about a vulnerable time when that's exactly how she felt.
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Beth and her girls discuss a snippet of an interview with David Eaton, co-founder and president of Axis and co-author of Smart Phone Sanity and Engaging Your Teen's World. As parents, how do we foster trust that leads to independence, hopefully helping kids create their own internal fences?
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We hear a lot about the Enneagram these days. And while most coaches will tell you not to type your kids, many will also say that they have been giving you clues from the beginning. Clare Loughrige offers insight that helps locate yourself in the Heart, Gut, or Head Center. Without "knowing your number", this alone can help in your mother-daughter relationship. Beth and her girls listen to a snippet of Clare and then talk...
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Beth and her girls talk about their perspective on the election - how to spot bias and the absence of respect. If we've taught them that integrity matters, how are they holding us accountable?
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October 8, 2020 12 min
Offering comfort is the pathway to deeper connection between moms and daughters, but we often don't know what we need or feel unsure of what to offer. Beth and her girls offer their own relationship as an example of how to grow in this.
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Beth and her girls discuss an interview with author and speaker, Kari Kampakis and get into their own relationship. Beth opens the door to some real feedback with her daughters about how she could improve on one of those categories. Bet you can't guess which one.
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September 24, 2020 16 min
Beth has opinions about the modesty word. As she and her girls dive into this topic, you'll hear why integrity is the more important thing to focus on, not external attire.
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September 17, 2020 21 min
Each month, a group of Fierce and Lovely Moms are coming together to build deeper connection with their daughters. Taking a snippet of one of the expert interviews for members only, Beth dives into the topic of body image with her daughters and guest, Heather Creekmore.
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September 9, 2020 16 min
Beth Bruno is joined by her 17 and 14-year old daughters in a vulnerable and honest conversation about how it feels to start their freshman and senior year in a virtual, at home setting. They offer some practical ideas of how to break the script this Fall.
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September 3, 2020 12 min
We relaunch the podcast with two new co-hosts, the story of the words fierce and lovely, and a kick-off to a whole new season.
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May 16, 2020 11 min
Beth Bruno and Lisa Russell talk about teen girls and their friendships with girls. Why are they so hard? And what's really going on beneath the struggle?
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Beth and her husband Chris Bruno talk about disconnection between teen girls and parents. What's really going on beneath the surface and is there a solution?
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Beth Bruno and CJ Rithner dive into the reality of mental health and teen girls, why they face it uniquely and one way to change our approach.
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May 13, 2020 12 min
Beth Bruno and Tracy Johnson, Spiritual Counselor and Story Expert, talk about shifting the conversation around lgbtq with teen girls.
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May 12, 2020 11 min
Beth Bruno and Christy Bauman, therapist and author of "Theology of the Womb," talk about where poor body image comes from in girls and why mom's sexual story is so important. Learn more from Christy in the "Loving Teen Girls in 2020" course now available at: https://www.fierceandlovely.org/course 7 Pressing Topics | 7 Experts | 7 Days
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May 11, 2020 12 min
Beth Bruno and Jodi Green, Young Life Area Director, talk about teen girls in 2020 and why they don't connect to church, the Bible, and faith. Learn more from Jodi in the "Loving Teen Girls in 2020" course now available:
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March 24, 2020 4 min
Beth Bruno shares where she's at in the midst of the pandemic and podcast production.
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With experience fostering a migrant child, living in Mexico and Honduras, fluent Spanish, and a masters in International Development, Gena Thomas could have a lot to say about immigration. Instead, she humbly defers to latino experts and shares only of her own touch points. Bigger themes include God at work in hard places, growing through suffering, and finding faith in the mother heart of God.
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